We help blind and visually impaired individuals stay in their homes and out of institutions.

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We help blind and visually impaired individuals stay in their homes and out of institutions.

Sierra Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired offer full services, at no charge, to clients in the foothill communities of Nevada and Placer counties.

How does Sierra Services for the blind differ from other organizations for the blind and from other organizations serving the disabled community?

  • A federal study by the New York office of the Lighthouse found Sierra Services for the Blind is the only agency in the nation serving exclusively in a rural community.
  • Our counseling, education and transportation is a client driven service, not an institutional program. 
  • We also do not charge our clients for services which is part of our 38 year tradition. 
  • We do not duplicate expensive services already provided by other agencies, but rather use them as a resource. 
  • We have a voting membership, so the community has direct control of the organization.
  • We are aware of the unique character of blindness within the larger community.
  • We do not try to do many things, just one well.

Please visit the ABOUT US page to find out more about who we are and blindness in our community.

Who is eligible for our services?

Any resident who lives in the foothill communities of Nevada and Placer counties is eligible if the vision loss creates a change in lifestyle or impedes their normal way of living. This includes reading, driving and mobility.


Support Sierra Services through eScrip!

Contact us or your favorite eScrip store to sign up. 

  Locally, SPD participates in this program.

Office Hours:

Monday -Friday

9 am - 5 pm

546 Searls Avenue

Nevada City, CA 95959

(530) 265-2121

Call to make an appointment



With careful consideration, Sierra Services has decided to open up the peer groups!

The pandemic is a fluid situation, which means that any of our groups or programs may close at anytime.

Please be patient as we all try to navigate through the post pandemic period. Thank you!

Medical transportation is continuing on a case by case basis.

Please call (530) 265-2121 if you need us.

Dignity Health's Community Grant allows us to continue providing transportation to medical appointments and counseling to the visually impaired in our community. This allows individuals to remain independent and manage their overall health.

Thank you!